Notes from the Waxhaws

Nice to let it go

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The new world waits inside your dream

and your heart knows the way…

Isn’t it nice to let it go

on to the life your soul will know…

and let the real world fade away.

~ Karla Bonoff, New World

It seems we’ve settled in to that time of year where an equilibrium of sorts has been reached. The daytime temperature reaches 90…and drops to 70 at night…plus or minus a few degrees. Most every afternoon, thunderstorms will randomly pop up…with an occasional downpour. One day is much like the rest…making it conducive to settling in to the present moment…into the now of things.

We’re told that we humans are the only living creatures with an awareness of the past…and the ability to anticipate the future. I’m not so sure of that. Birds build nests…and squirrels sock away acorns for the cold weather ahead. So…are we  standing on the railway siding…watching as the train quickly flashes by…locomotive at the front…caboose at the end…disappearing into the mist forever? Or…are we on the train itself…looking out the window as the world speeds by? And when we pull into a station…and come to a stop… do we then realize that the train and the world we perceive are one and the same? That the dreamer and the dream are one?

Lately, the usual problems of life…regrets of what may, or should have happened in the past…or worries of what might happen in the future… lack the immediacy they once had. I now find myself sitting still in the sun…staring at the simple…yet stunning beauty of a geranium flower…or being entertained by a dragonfly in flight, tracing figure-eights through the  air…leaving no trace in the present moment.


Written by Jim

August 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm

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  1. So lovey, Jim. This one, as so many of your posts, really spoke to me. Hope you are well. p

    Patti Grace

    August 10, 2012 at 2:48 am

    • Thank you Patti. I always appreciate and enjoy your comments. I hope things are going well for you in your corner of the world.


      August 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm

      • Patti, Jim: So glad you connected, and can share your sadness/love, and “story”. Yes, I have had experiences with soul sightings–if you will,–in both audio, aromatic, and visual sensience. Angels abound, I am certain.May many blessings surround you both–by the graces of our Holy Spirit!

        Patrice Marie

        September 7, 2012 at 1:55 pm

  2. Patrice…Thanks for stopping by. Blessings to you where you need them…and where you don’t!


    September 8, 2012 at 9:15 am

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